Book Review: Live Happy

It’s not often I come across a book I want to read a few times over. Live Happy: Ten Practices for Choosing Joy is one of those books. I read it three times so far! Live Happy combines the science of happiness and ways you can create joy each and every day. From an attitude…

Planning a Petting Zoo Birthday Party for Special Needs Kids

Birthday party invitations are few and far between when you have child with disabilities. My daughter who is part of the SPED program at school has been invited to two birthday parties in the last 8 years. My son who is able-bodied and has a group of buddies he hangs with will get invited to…

Book Review: Strengths Finder 2.0

Do you know your strengths? It’s likely you’re not able to use them every day while at the office or home. So many of us move through life without truly tapping into our talents and strengths. Strengths Finder has been around for many years. The first version came out in 2001 and my husband introduced…

30 Days of Teal for Ovarian Cancer Awareness

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and September 1 marks the start to 30 days of teal. The month will include gatherings, celebrations and fundraisers across the nation. It’s a reminder to educate ourselves and be diligent with our health. Ovarian Cancer whispers during the early stages so it’s important to listen to the subtle…

5 Ways to Live Your Dreams without the Fluff

Are you a dreamer, but already grown up? I remember being a kid and dreaming about becoming a championship horseback rider. I also wanted to ride skateboards for a living. I could do a mean 180 back in the day. I was a fearless dreamer. I also became one of those young adults who didn’t…

Defining Your Success

I came across a quote from Maya Angelou about how she defined success. It was in an article that included the definition of success from millionaires and billionaires. People often equate success with money and power but these people didn’t.

A Week Without Facebook

Facebook. Some people love it and others hate it. As a marketer, I find the amount of information collected about each user fascinating. As a user, it seems really creepy. We still use it though and many are addicted to it. Viewing Facebook is such a habit that many don’t realize how often they do it. The constant…

5 Tips for Vacationing without Kids

You’re offered a vacation for you and your significant other, all expenses paid. Doesn’t that sound exciting and completely awesome? The hubs and I had the opportunity to take a 5-day business related cruise to Cozumel. When I heard the news, I was so excited and at the same time, totally freaked out about the kids.

Why Gratitude Counts

“Attitude with gratitude.” It’s not a new phrase, but it’s one that sometimes gets left behind when we feel overwhelmed. At times I lose the gratitude and have  a bad attitude, the kind that is not productive or positive.